Dozens of Palestinians, including children, injured in Nablus attack

The Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated 64 injured Palestinians. (Photo: Getty Images)

During the midnight hours of Wednesday, Israeli settlers assaulted a shrine in the occupied West Bank, injuring dozens of Palestinians and three Israelis.

Wednesday evening, the Israeli army transported hundreds of Israeli settlers to Joseph's Tomb in the West Bank city of Nablus, resulting in violent clashes with local Palestinians.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported treating 64 injured Palestinians, most suffering from tear gas inhalation.

Ahmed Jibril, director of ambulances and emergency services at the Red Crescent in Nablus, told the Arabic version of The New Arab that his team treated various injuries.

He stated that a young Palestinian guy was rushed to the Rafida Hospital to treat injuries inflicted by live bullets and that another person had been shot with rubber-coated metal bullets or treated for burns and damages caused by falls.

Jibril reported that over forty individuals, including four children and a baby, were smothered by tear gas and sent to the Rafida Hospital.

According to an army statement, the commander of the Shomron Brigade of the Israeli army and two other Israelis were injured.

Muslims and Jews respect the tomb, which is thought by some to be the final resting place of the biblical patriarch and Islamic prophet Joseph.

The Israeli army provides security for monthly Israeli pilgrimages, which Palestinians view as violating their safety, security, and sovereignty.

Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian in May near the tomb.

Wednesday night, the army announced that it had arrested twelve individuals in various operations across the West Bank as part of an ongoing, deadly crackdown.

Since late March, 48 Palestinians, predominantly in the West Bank, have been slain, including non-combatants such as Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed by Israeli army fire while covering a raid in Jenin.

Nineteen Israelis have been killed primarily due to Palestinian attacks from the occupied West Bank and 1948 regions.

Publish : 2022-06-30 17:41:00

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